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Doherty makes Spurs debut as Everton hand starts to three summer signings

Following on from Leicester City’s 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion, the second Premier League match of the day sees Tottenham Hotspur take on Everton.

Kick-off in north London is at 16:30 BST.

The headline team news is that all five major summer signings from these two clubs are handed their full debuts today.

Matt Doherty (£6.0m) makes his Spurs bow at right-back, with Serge Aurier (£5.5m) relegated to the bench.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (£5.0m) also slots straight into central midfield, as expected.

Having not featured for the Lilywhites in pre-season thanks to self-isolation and international duty, Harry Kane (£10.5m) is back to lead the line.

Son Heung-min (£9.0m), Dele Alli (£8.0m) and Lucas Moura (£7.0m) will support the England international in attack.

All of Everton’s three summer signings make their full debuts, with central midfielders Allan (£5.5m) and Abdoulaye Doucoure (£5.5m) selected in Carlo Ancelotti’s starting XI.

James Rodriguez (£7.5m) also makes the cut, despite having started just one league match in the last 11 months.

Son and Doherty are the most-owned players on show here, with both players boasting double-digit ownerships.

Kane was the fourth-most-popular captaincy pick in Gameweek 1, with just over 300,000 FPL managers handing him the armband.

Richarlison (£8.0m), who may well be occupying a wide-midfield role based on Everton’s starting XI, is the only Toffee with an FPL ownership of over 10%.


Tottenham Hotspur XI: Lloris, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davies, Hojbjerg, Winks, Dele, Lucas, Son, Kane.

Everton XI: Pickford, Coleman, Mina, Keane, Digne, Allan, Gomes, Doucoure, Rodriguez, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin.


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2,661 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Hairy Potter
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Spurs consistently inconsistent will probably win big in their next match. Given all the options out there, I think I'll continue to avoid their players in FPL.

    1. Hairy Potter
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Everton looked decent and well balanced with their new midfielders complementing each other.

  2. Von Lipwig
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Spurs are lucky there are no fans today, especially Jose

  3. Werner Bros
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    A: Ings > Martial
    B: Ings/Son > DCL/Bruno (-4)

    1. Atimis
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Exactly my dilemma right now! Tempted by 2

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I am as well. It also provides an extra 0.5ITB. I try to avoid hits where necessary though and A is still a good move and Son could still score well next GW

    2. Bank$y
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      B looks good

    3. DARE TO BISCAN
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      This also my conundrum. Tempted by 2. How good did Everton look?

      1. Atimis
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Really solid mate!

  4. sully29
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Spurs players are to my team what the demon Pazuzu was to that kid in The Exorcist.

  5. TheDragon
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Frustrating as a Son owner

    Give him 1 more week and then he becomes Havertz or Pulisic

    1. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      They have such good fixtures but they offered literally nothing in that second half.

      1. TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Credit to everton though.

        1. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yes, going forward. But spurs offered nothing in attack second half.

    2. Hot Toddy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Tame placeholder in hindsight. Ah well. Plan was always to bin him after gwk1 anyway.

  6. Garlana
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Spurs got bullied

    1. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      they just didn't have the guts to thread the ball forward. Ball went backwards more than it even went sideways. Classic Mou has set in.

  7. TheSteel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 13 days ago

    Mourinho signed just for the documentary

    1. Vazza
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Lol

    2. Qaiss
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Not spending 15m of the budget on Spurs players

      1. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Kane, Son & Doherty owner here 🙁

        1. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I had that joy with my Southampton trio

        2. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Wow!
          Blimey

    3. No Professionals
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Wow, that was something from spurs. And to think I couldn’t bare to put together a team that had none of them in it.

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Try having 3

    4. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Did not expect this at all, was backing Jose so heavily this season. Absolutely shocking

      1. Ask Yourself
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Amazon have massively hindered my start to FPL

        1. Trophé Mourinho
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Amazon doing a Pro Pundit article next week

        2. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Only had Davies, could still bounce back with a 3-0 but that midweek game is a massive, massive issue for them

      2. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Only first game lol

      3. KGFC
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I told you but I think you were pretty set on Spurs and Mou's second season theory 🙂

        1. Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Haha, yeah! Love Jose, this was absolutely shocking and the midweek games won't help either, let's see what they can do in the next 10 but this was a big step back.

    5. Brosstan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Son lost the game for Spurs when he didnt tee up Kane to take the lead, instead passing to useless Alli

      1. Super Saints
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Completely disagree, played the right pass

        1. HuttonDressedasLahm
          • 11 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Same. Kane was travelling too fast and would have mis-controlled it

      2. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Eh, Alli did well considering. Although yeah, should have played in Kane.

        1. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Alli should have scored, right pass in my opinion

    6. Fred54
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Everton haven't won an away game against the top 6 since 2013... a bit generous to call Spurs a top 6 side.

    7. Super Saints
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Get out of my team Spurs

    8. Vazza
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Spurs are playing depressing Coldplay music now

      • Babelcopter
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Mourinho or Moyes sacked first?

        1. TheSteel
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Moyse

        2. Ask Yourself
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Moyes will walk before he’s sacked. Been treated like poop

          1. DARE TO BISCAN
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            No way either will walk. Both suckling on that sweet Premier League teat, with a payoff in the back pocket.

      • Rainer
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Spurs similar to Southampton for me, disappointed but not surprised.

      • jam sandwich
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        what we saying lads?

        64 + Ramsdale, Saiss and Werner for me

        1. jam sandwich
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          and lasses

        2. Zim0
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          65 plus werner havertz vinagre here

        3. Dthinger
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          59, jimmy still to play

        4. Sun Jihai
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          70 with werner havertz james to go

        5. Visionaries
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Nice!
          75 with Werner to play.
          Have an Alli headache though

        6. Hairy Potter
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          70 plus Werner and Boussima (due to Saliba) here. No players today and not too much damage given Spurs fail.

        7. RomeluStormzy
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          52 with Havertz and Werner. Seen worse out there so not too unhappy.

        8. UnitedRthebest
            2 months, 13 days ago

            56 here with Ryan and Werner to go. Was looking dead and buried until Digne showed up big!

        9. Amey
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Anyone got link to that documentary ??

          Asking for a friend

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Amazon 😉

        10. Bada Bing
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Moaninho wanted his team to play nastier and uglier. Mission accomplished, so he should be overjoyed now.

        11. Galza
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Alli > Fail

          Digne > Success

          Funny old game...

        12. KGFC
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Everything that was so sure about Son and his pre season excellence probably forgot that Kane would push him to the sidelines and teams will be PL quality.

          I feel Son in a MoU team will not be able to justify his 9.0 price tag which essentially means about 180 points.

          1. KGFC
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Everyone*

        13. Rinseboy
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          (Very) early thoughts on
          Adams and Alli to Martial and ASM -4?

          Mccarthy
          TAA Justin Dier Vinagre Mitchell
          Salah Auba Alli Havertz Soucek
          Werner Adams Davies

          1. Camzy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Don't sell Adams. He looked pretty decent.

            You have 4.5m ITB right? Can do Alli > Pulisic/Greenwood/Foden/Hames instead.

            1. Rinseboy
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              cheers Camzy yeah 0.5 spare. Might do the Hames punt. Pulli is a good shout. Greenwood will he play?

          2. Hairy Potter
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Martial is a good pick.

            Not sure ASM is the best FPL pick as Newcastle fan and current ASM owner. Maybe Doucoure or Harrison in 5.5 bracket?

            1. Rinseboy
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              thanks mate. Don't really want a 5.5 it was more an enabler to be honest!

        14. No Professionals
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          McCarthy
          TAA Davies Holding
          Salah aubameyang ASM Soucek
          Kane Werner Adams

          Steer Vinagre Mitchell Davis
          1.5itb

          Kane to martial feels a no brainer after that?

          Also worth ASM to Willian for a hit?

        15. ZeBestee
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Digne looks like a good premium defender. Set and forget for sometime.

          1. MAXIMIN EFFORT
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Didn’t get forward that much, nice free kick though

            1. ZeBestee
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Didn't watch the game bar last 15-20. Allan and Doucoure are going to help them massively in terms of CS potential. Did Digne share set piece duties with James?

        16. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Be honest and say is anyone tempted to hit that button?

          1. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Not me

          2. ZeBestee
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I probably will.

            1. Qaiss
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              It could work you know. City, United players. Spurs look awful, could see best Chelsea assets.

              1. ZeBestee
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                I have to tbh, need to start a bit aggressive this season.

          3. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Tempted of course but I will play more patient this year

            1. Qaiss
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              How many points have you got?

              1. Brosstan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                69, Werner and Egan to go. Salah (C) most of it...

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  2 months, 13 days ago

                  Its mostly tempting because of the price rises and to get rid of Kane. I could just remove Kane for Tony right away though and Ill probably do that.

          4. Dthinger
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I think lots were planning to anyway.

        17. Super Saints
          • 4 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Digne essential

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I like the look of michael Keane myself

        18. FOO FIGHTER
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Alli > Donny VDB

          Ask me if I feel lucky 🙂

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Could work wonders

        19. mgilbert86
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Anyone still losing Salah for next two after that performance? Seems crazy to sell now for Fernandes like many planned

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Why does it seem crazy if you planned it before? Did you expect Salah to blank against Leeds or something? This doesn’t make sense

          2. FOO FIGHTER
            • 1 Year
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Salah will stay till the end again for me.

          3. Visionaries
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I'm still going to, I think

          4. No Professionals
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I planned to do him to fernandes, but instead I’ll do kane to martial.

            Hopefully Chelsea don’t know the penalty laws either.

          5. potatoace
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            it was a performance against crazy kamikaze Leeds and included 2 pens. Next two will be very different.

        20. Garlana
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Got a feeling Richarlison is gonna be on the goals imminent table for a while.

        21. PascalCygan
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Bruno reported for training yesterday. The possible quarantine was the only reason I put Son in instead of benching Bruno.

          I’ve got 1.5ITB so Son to Bruno make sense?

          1. Zim0
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Yes

            1. PascalCygan
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Thanks. Might do it tonight if he looks like rising